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Next Level Iowa Podcast For August 22, 2017: World and Olympic Champion Dan O’Brien

On this edition of the Next Level Iowa Podcast, we talk with World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon, Dan O’Brien.  Dan’s epic story of disappointment and redemption on the world stage is one of heroism and courage.  Dan joins us and shares his story and insights on today’s athlete, the state of track […]

Building on Success, Mizzou Has High Hopes For 2017

Looking to build off a highly successful 2016 campaign, Mizzou Cross Country head coach Marc Burns announced the team’s 2017 schedule on Wednesday. Mizzou will begin the season at the JK Gold Invitational in Wichita, Kan., on Saturday, Sept. 2. Courtesy Mizzou Athletics, click here! Feature photo:  Mizzou Women’s XC ©Tigers Athletics-2016 “Our 2017 cross country […]

New Title and New Season For Coach Hasenbank

Randy Hasenbank is a full-time coach on the University of Iowa track and field team. The announcement was made Friday by UI director of track and field Joey Woody. Courtesy Hawkeye Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Madie Waymire leads the Hawkeye Women-DC Grimes-Iowa ©Hawkeye Athletics-2016 Hasenbank was named interim associate head coach cross country/assistant track and field coach in […]

Iowa Track and Field Coaches Association Preseason XC Poll

The Iowa Association  of Track and Field Coaches association has posted their boys and girls XC preseason poll.  For the full story click here! Feature photo:Start of 2015 XC 4A Girls State Championship Boys 4A Rank School 1 Pleasant Valley 2 Dowling Catholic WDM 3 Prairie Cedar Rapids 4 Johnston 5 Valley WDM 6 Dubuque Hempstead 7 […]

Panther Women Cast as MVC Favorites

The University of Northern Iowa women’s cross country team has been picked to repeat as Missouri Valley Conference champions after a vote of the head coaches conducted by the league office. Courtesy Panther Athletics, click here! Feature photo: UNI Women’s Cross Country©Panthers Athletics-2016 UNI and Bradley were each tied for first in the MVC preseason poll […]

Next Level Iowa Podcast For August 15, 2017: Jamie (Elbert) Busby-Indianola-Simpson

  Feature photo: Jamie (Elbert) Busby-Indianola-Simpson competes with Betsy Flood-Dowling-Iowa and Katie Flood-Dowling-Washington©Jim Kirby-2008 On this edition of The Next Level Iowa Podcast we talk with former Indianola High School great and Simpson College Grad. Jamie (Elbert) Busby. Jamie is now entering into a coaching career as the Simpson Mens and Women’s Asst. Cross Country Coach. […]

Drake Relay Alums Make Us Proud in London

With the 2017 IAAF Track & Field World Championships concluding this past weekend in London, the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee had alumni posting many outstanding medal winning performances to garner 10 gold, eight silver and 10 bronze medals during the event.  Individual gold medal winners who competed at the 2017 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee included […]

Hawk’s Lilly Winner of Ashe Sports Scholars Award

University of Iowa track and field athletes Marta Bote Gonzalez, Ashley Espinosa, and Carter Lilly were named Arthur Ashe Jr. Sport Scholars, it was announced by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Courtesy Hawkeye Athletics, click here! Feature photo: Carter Lilly-SC East-Iowa ©Darren Miller Hawkeyesports.com Named after tennis legend Arthur Ashe Jr., the namesake sport scholars honor undergraduate […]

Cyclones Announce 2017 XC Schedule

The 2017 Iowa State Men’s and Women’s Cross Country schedule is set. The 2017 slate has a similar look to it as 2016, as the Cyclones will run in three regular season contests before beginning their postseason chase at the Big 12 Championship. Courtesy Cyclones Athletics, click here! Feature photo: 2016 ISU Women’s Conference Champions ©Cyclones Athletics The […]

The World Knows Shelby Now: by Nicole Bush of Citrus Mag

  Citrus Mag is a publication dedicated to running.  Early this summer  Citrus Mag’s Nicole Bush posted this story about Shelby Houlihan.  As Shelby has qualified for the 5k final at the World Championships in London (in a personal best time of 15:00), we thought it would be a good time to share a portion […]